Editor's Picks

Kim Joon: Body Ads

By: Bryan Barcena
The explosion of interest in the artistic output arising from the Far East has, over the past decade, created what some would describe as a hyperinflated market where international superstars are born after only one showing. We are currently experiencing an endless thirst for Asian contemporary art, where the supply of young artists, [...]



LISTE 08 - THE YOUNG ART FAIR IN BASEL

 
By: David Schmidt
For the 13th time Basel welcomes LISTE, a fair focused on promoting young artists and new galleries. Each year, since its inauguration in 1996, LISTE has organized, parallel to Art Basel, a dynamic exhibition that offers space to artists 40 years of age or younger and galleries in existence for five years or [...]



LUIS CRUZ AZACETA: MUSEUM PLANS SERIES

By Raisa Clavijo
Luis Cruz Azaceta (Havana, 1942) is an artist whose work carries the indelible imprint of displacement. The solitude, cultural and linguistic isolation, and the certainty of no longer belonging anywhere has marked his view of the world since he immigrated to the United States from Cuba at the beginning of the sixties. Throughout his [...]



ON ANTHROPOPHAGIA: Marisol Plard Narváez

By Brenda Torres-Figueroa
“The body contained by a hole, as intimate and hurtful as the mother’s body, warm as the memory: like the act of coming in and out of the body, without permission. The memory is sitting still building a hollow that persists, that sustains us. Acting pain intoxicated by death. In an act that [...]



Trends. Aspects of Latin American Contemporary Art at Merrill Lynch ARTEAMERICAS. A curatorial project since 2003 in Miami

 
By Lilia Fontana
Trends. Aspects of Latin American Contemporary Art at Merrill Lynch Arteamericas is a curatorial project led by Miami-based curator, Milagros Bello. This curatorial project has already become a landmark for Latin American Contemporary Art in the city. Countless generations of artists, well known and emergent, have been selected by this curator to show [...]



THE CURATED ART FAIR AND THE ART FAIR CURATOR

By Paco Barragan
Fairs, such as we know them today, have already existed for a few decades, but it wasn’t until relatively recent times that we witnessed the “category of the new” in the shape of the arrival of the curator in the world of art fairs, and the consequent promotion in the media of some [...]



The Cinema Effect

By David Schmidt
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has included the unprecedented exhibition: “The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image” in this year’s schedule. It is a reflection on how the invention of cinema and its accompanying introduction of the moving image have radically changed the human being’s perception of his surroundings.



Charley Friedman, A caustic flashback in the History of Art

 
By: Dinorah Pérez-Rementería
“Revisiting the past, with irony, without ingenuity.”
Umberto Eco
Was Charley Friedman born in 1991? If so, he’d be only 16 years old and a true genius, with such an amazing career. Friedman uses (his) “knowledge” as a weapon to threaten the History of Art. Knowledge is power. The information accumulated over the years allows [...]



Pivot Points in Contemporary Art. A selection from MOCA’ S Collection

 
By Raisa Clavijo
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami presents “Pivot Points I & II,” two significant exhibitions that offer a reflective look at its permanent collection. Both shows are curated by Bonnie Clearwater, MOCA’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, with support from the museum team, especially Curatorial Assistant, Ruba Katrib.
The exhibitions reveal [...]



PINTA returns to New York. November 13 – 16, at the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building

By Raisa Clavijo
PINTA, the Latin American Fair for Modern and Contemporary Art will take place for the second consecutive year in New York City, presenting carefully-selected, notable galleries from the United States, Latin America and Europe. The fair will display a wide panorama of the evolution of the region’s modern and contemporary art. Of note [...]